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Measuring skylight for sustainable design

This webinar focuses on the specific application of sky spectral radiance.

“The illumination and appearance of the solar/skydome is critical for many applications in computer graphics, computer vision and daylighting studies. Unfortunately, physically accurate measurements of this rapidly changing illumination source are difficult to achieve, but necessary for the development of accurate physically-based sky illumination models and comparison studies of existing simulation models.” (Kider et al., 2014)

In this webinar you will learn:
- How to better measure spatial and temporal aspects changing over time, allowing for early evaluation in the design process for control of “smart buildings”
- Methods for simulating and validating spectral skylight for clear and cloudy days
- An example creating for more accurate simulated skies using a custom sky scanner.

Webinar details

Date: May 18, 2016 at
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM MDT (8:00 – 9:00 PM UTC)
Duration: 1 hour

Panelist: Dr. Joe Kider is a Research Associate working at the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Joe’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary digital design of sustainable architecture. He works on advanced numeric simulations that calculate a building’s daylighting behavior, thermal performance, and material properties.



  • Measuring skylight for sustainable design
  • 18 May 2016, 20:00 - 18 May 2016, 21:00
  • UTC-06:00 America/Edmonton

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